Justin Bieber has been accused of cultural appropriation on his new dreads.
On Sunday April 25, the “Peaches” singer debuted her new hairstyle via Instagram. Social media users immediately flooded her comments section and explained to her why this was seen as cultural appropriation.
Meanwhile, fellow artist Jaden Smith praised Bieber’s new project. “Crazy swags,” Smith replied. In another photo, Justin Timberlake commented: “Aaaaye!”
It is not the first time that he has been accused of cultural appropriation. In 2016, he wore cornrows and soon after, dreadlocks, which also sparked outrage. Social media users have now claimed he failed to learn his lesson after his first racist-insensitive incident.
“Hailey made me get rows of corn like a bag of absolute d —- e, these will be gone tomorrow, trust me Danny,” Bieber wrote in a photo of her hair six years ago.
On Tuesday (April 27), Bieber apparently addressed the backlash in an Instagram post.
“We all have our own insecurities that we try to hide and we make it look like we have it all together,” he wrote.
Last year, Bieber admitted to having benefited from black culture.
“My style, my way of singing, dancing, performing and my fashion have all been influenced and inspired by black culture,” Bieber wrote on social media in June 2020. “I pledge to use my platform today ‘hui to learn, to talk about racial injustice and systemic oppression, and to identify ways to participate in much needed change. “
See reactions to her dreadlocks, below.